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Causes Of Tightness In Back Of Neck
ENT DR said that my dizziness, light sensitivity, headaches are caused by back of neck tightness/strain, I experience PVC and acidreflux (digestion problems)too should I talk to him about vagus nerve?
Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www. Cardiamin. Com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www. Amazon. Com) and visit www. Dysautonomiainternational. O ...Read more
For the past 4 months the back of neck and sides feel tight when turning head and all day long done meditation herbs nothing works this is everyday?
If there's no injury: You are young and it's likely chronic strain...possibly from texting, body building, or other muscular movement. First stop or cut way down on anything that seems to cause or aggravate the tightness. Next is to apply heat, preferably moist, for 15-10 minutes as often as you can, at least 4x daily. One supplement that might help is Magnesium. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can't hurt. Next step is rx muscle relaxant ...Read more
I have TMJ-recently back of neck is tight and sides of neck- under ear down to shoulder. Upper and lower jaw is achy and nasal drip. Is it the tmj?
Perhaps: See your doctor if the symtoms persist. The best treatment for tm is rest. So eat soft foods for a week ...Read more
For the past month I've been experience neck and legs pains especially in the morning. Tightness in the chest area it comes and goes but mainly muscle aches all over my body in the morning after sleeping. Especially the back of neck above shoulders.?
Dear Dr, feeling in my eyes lights are too bright feel dizzy with very sore sides of neck front and tight jaw knot in back of neck sleep apnea 6 weeks?
You must make an appointment as soon as possible to see your doctor.
If there is a delay in seeing the doctor I recommend you go to the Emergency Room as soon as you can.
Age 33 is a bit young to have all these symptoms. I hope you are not smoking. ...Read more
Why does cervical spondylosis cause tight muscles in upper back, neck, shoulders? Isn' it just another type of arthritis?
Sounds like you are having tight muscle cramps. Can get this from stress, poor posture, or certain exercises
Would try heat and possibly massage Looking at your med history, stress is a possibility if you could find someone to teach relaxation techniques that could help
if any spread of pain down your arms then see your doctor ...Read more
Tight upper back and neck muscles, what kind of health problems can this cause? Also, is there a specific exercise to release the tension in the areas mentioned?
The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. Tenderness over the neck is common. During severe episodes, the pain may be felt in the retro-orbital, temporal areas, dizziness, vertigo and lightheadedness.
Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more
Can a GI problem cause some damage in the nerve in the back of the head or neck bcause I feel too much pressure and tightness in head 4 3 months now?
Unlikely: Probably separate issues. See your doctor for complete evaluation of your problem. ...Read more
What causes tightness at the back of the tongue? It's also enlarged. No symptoms of LPR and have low-sodium diet and tight neck.
I keep having tightness and tension at the back of my head down to my neck and jaw. I don't know what it is but it makes me wonder what this cause could be. It's doesn't feel like a headache migraine so what is it?
Neck &jaw tension:
This sounds like symptoms of bruxism (grinding or clenching your teeth). This can take place at night when you sleep, and also at various times during the day.
If at night, you should wear a nightguard. If during the day, you need make sure that your jaw is relaxed and your teeth are not held together except when you are eating.
It's best if you check with your dentist. ...Read more
Stress makes my upper back, shoulders, neck & jaw uncomfortably tight & causes tension headache. Best non-drug ways to de-stress and get relief?
Stress and tightness:
When we get stressed we tend to tighten up our bodies. There are a lot of muscles in the upper back, shoulders and scalp that are affected by stress. Relaxation techniques help reduce muscle stress on the body and head. Slow and even breathing exercises help reduce stress. Yoga, Tai-Chi, and other exercises also can help. Try the Headspace medication app on your phone. Best wishes.
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I have really tight neck, shoulder and upper back muscles. Doctor said that they are causing my tight head and off balance feeling. Can they cause it?
Yes: All of us that work out have a tendency to neglect stretching. Stretches, yoga or meditation should probably take 10 to 15 minutes within the hour at the gym. Our modern life with electronic media puts a lot of strain on the muscles of the neck and upper torso, which can create headaches and muscle imbalance. If you have trouble stretching yourself, consider treating yourself to a massage! ...Read more
What causes an unbalance feeling & tightness on left side of head & shoulder &uncomfortableness in left ear & neck when resting on my back in chair?
See below: Pressure on upper cervical nerves by the upper cervical spine can do this. The best approach is to sit in an upright posture or to place a pillow under your head when sitting on that hair. ...Read more
Can muscle spasms or tight muscles in the neck muscles cause random stabbing/shooting pains in back of one side of head? Mainly when bending over?
Tight neck muscles: Yes, try some stretching exercises to relax the muscles in your neck. ...Read more
Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?
Twitching: Muscle tightness and twitching is usually an indication of magnesium, potassium or calcium deficiency, mostly magnesium. Low blood flow would cause lowering of blood pressure and dizziness, fatigue. If we are talking about compression locally like a limb, reducing blood flow, or falling asleep from lack of blood flow that usually exhibits and pins and needles sensation. ...Read more
What would cause pain and tightness from right deltoid thru trapezius, up neck and down right shoulder blade? Mri shows no nerve impingement in neck. Problem has lasted nearly 3 years. I am 28 and male
Cervical strain: Cervical muscle strain is more common at your age than nerve impingement. It may come from just straining the neck or compensating from a shoulder injury. Because it has lasted 3 years, you should be evaluated by a specialist. Heat and cold may help - especially heat at this stage from topical creams or hot packs. Formal physical therapy may be necessary. ...Read more
Urodynamics came back clear. Doc thinks not have overactive bladder as peeing a lot straining but cause by tight neck. Is likely? What options?
Medical therapy: Is effective for the treat of OBD. I suggest follow up with your PCP and urologist. ...Read more
Can tight muscles in back and neck cause lightheadedness, ringing in ears. I feel dizzy when I move neck certain ways. I have been stressed. Causes?
What muscles in the shoulder and neck causes dizziness, headache, tightness in the neck, little knots near the spine on my neck, I suffer from anxiety?
Neck muscles: The muscles of the neck which also attach to the scalp muscles in the back if the head are causes of these symptoms when there is abnormal tension in those muscles. You could profit from stress management therapy. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Can tight muscles or muscle spasms in neck, shoulder or upper back cause pain down arms or tingly numb feeling arms?
Possibly: Anatomically the arms receive their control of sensation from the neck. Nerves that are irritated at the level of the neck often only result in pain traveling into one arm and not both. Given your age, it would be unlikely that there is significant degeneration to cause symptoms in both arms. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
What would cause upper chest pain that feels tight and prickly? Also stiff neck & back. Had ekg, chest x Ray, monitor, blood work, all normal
Would an infected tonsil or a stone cause a pain in the back of the neck and sore swellen, achy upper spine? And tight muscles in the upper back?
Pain: Yes sinus infections can cause your head and neck to pain. ...Read more
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